Fonds F 61

Peter Robinson fonds

About these records

Peter Robinson fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

5 centimetres of textual records

Scope and Content

Fonds consists predominantly of letters received by Peter Robinson from government officials, settlers, and other individuals.

The correspondence relates to: local events, events in England, the purchase of cattle by Robinson, settlers' supplies, the occupation and ownership of various lots, and the surveying and settlement of Puslinch Township. Letters also contain recommendations for individuals as settlers, and letters of recommendation for various positions.

Also included are requests for assistance from various individuals for money and/or credit and requests for letters of recommendation and introduction.

Records are arranged chronologically.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Peter Robinson (1785-1838) was a politician and was involved in the movement of Irish emigrants to Upper Canada, for which the town of Peterborough was named after him.

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Robinson, Peter, 1785-1838

Restrictions on Access
The original documents in this series are closed for conservation reasons. Please use the self-service microflim.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Records are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No acquisition information is available for this fonds.
Associated Material

Additional material associated with the Peter Robinson fonds can be found at the Peterborough Centennial Museum or at the Archives on Ontario on self-serve microfilm MS 12, reels 1 to 3. An inventory of this material is available at the beginning of reel 1.

Related Material

Records related to the Peter Robinson settlers can be found in Department of Crown Land records: Series RG 1-162 Fiats for land grants - Peter Robinson settlers; Series RG 1-163 Records relating to the Peter Robinson settlers; and Series RG 1-84 Returns of settlers in the Newcastle District.


Title based on content of fonds.

Former Codes

Accession Number: 1600.

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